Annual Regulatory Program 2020–21

Our regulatory program is prepared annually and contains details of planned and completed changes to our regulatory instruments.

Publishing a regulatory program makes it easier for business and the community to take part in the development of our regulatory instruments, such as marine orders and the National Standard for Commercial Vessels.

The regulatory program contains information on:

  • legislative or other action planned to be progressed during the current financial year that could lead to changes in our regulatory instruments;
  • a five-year outlook of future action, including for specific industry issues, international developments, priorities for standards and legislative expiry; and
  • changes to our regulatory instruments that occurred during the previous financial year.

We publish an annual regulatory program early in each financial year. While AMSA works hard to deliver the program as published, there may be unforeseen delays to the timing of proposed consultation or the date of effect for amended instruments, including from consultation feedback, resourcing constraints or other work priorities. There may also be some regulatory activities that we are unable to forecast at the time the program is published. As such, proposed stakeholder consultation dates and the date of effect shown for instruments in the regulatory program 2020‑21 should be considered indicative only. In all cases, however, significant regulatory changes will involve consultation with affected parties and will be recorded in future regulatory programs.

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Last updated: 

Wednesday 13 July 2022